Bell Bearing Hunter

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Locations & Drops

Warmaster's Shack:
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 2,700 Runes (NG)
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 675 Runes (NG, Co-op)
Bone Peddler's Bell Bearing

Church of Vows:
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 6,000 Runes
 (NG)
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 4,500 Runes (NG, Co-op Host)
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 1,500 Runes (NG, Co-op Phantom)
Meat Peddler's Bell Bearing

Hermit Merchant's Shack:
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 20,000 Runes (NG)
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 15,000 Runes (NG, Co-op Host)
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 5,000 Runes (NG, Co-op Phantom)
Medicine Peddler's Bell Bearing

Isolated Merchant's Shack (Dragonbarrow):
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 50,000
Gravity Stone Peddler's Bell Bearing

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Bell Bearing Hunter is a recurring Field Boss in Elden Ring. He is a hunter of shopkeepers who only appears at night and features long-distance melee attacks. This is an optional boss as players don't need to defeat it to advance in Elden Ring.

In order for the Bell Bearing Hunter to appear, you must have already entered Stormveil Castle at least once. He will appear only at night, so if you don't see him, make sure to rest again at the nearby Site of Grace after passing time to nightfall.

See Elemer of the Briar for the Great Enemy version of this boss. Defeating the real Elemer will not prevent the Bell Bearing Hunters from appearing, however. Despite his fearsome reputation, the Bell Bearing Hunter cannot permanently kill merchants.

 

 Elemer murdered numerous instructors and merchants, and was known as the Bell Bearing Hunter.

Elden Ring Bell Bearing Hunter Locations

Bell Bearing Hunter Combat information

  • Stance: 80
  • Parryable: Yes, but 2 parries are required per stance break
  • Is vulnerable to a critical hit after being stance broken or parried
  • Damage: standard damage 57pxStandard, strike damage 57pxStrike, pierce damage 57pxPierce, magic upgrades elden ring wiki guide 30Magic
  • See Elemer of the Briar for a full boss guide
  • If you can climb on nearby scenery and get above the Bell Bearing Hunter's head, none of his attacks can hit you. Use spells like Night Maiden's Mist that can hit through structures to damage him. Even if it seems like he's going out of range, you can simply wait and he will be back in a moment.
  • If you have sufficient health, you can use Lion's Claw to tank his hits as the startup animation has superarmor which means you can't be staggered out of it by most attacks. Hit him enough times to stance break him, perform a critical and then heal while he is getting up. You will still need enough health to tank his hits and enough damage to kill him before you run out of flasks.

Negations (or Absorption)

The negation numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if a negation is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% will be negated. Bigger number = less damage. A negation of 100 means no damage goes through, and a negation of -100 means the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.


Bell Bearing Hunter

Warmaster's Shack

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Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 2,700
Bone Peddler's Bell Bearing
HP 2,495

Elden Ring Bell Bearing Hunter Boss (Warmaster's Shack)

  • This is an optional boss
  • Closest Site of Grace: Warmaster's Shack
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You cannot summon Spirit Ashes for this boss in its normal location, but if you draw it northeast to the guard post you can summon it there.

Bell Bearing Hunter Combat information

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of the given buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs. The values after the "/"s indicate the increased resistances after each successive proc.

  NG NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 2,495 5,875 6,462 6,756 7,050 7,637 7,931 8,225
Defense 103 117 120 123 129 135 141 152
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 2,700 13,500 14,850 15,187 16,200 16,537 16,875 17,212

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison 316 / 414 / 704 / 1161 344 / 442 / 732 / 1189 349 / 447 / 737 / 1194 354 / 452 / 742 / 1199 359 / 457 / 747 / 1204 364 / 462 / 752 / 1209 369 / 467 / 757 / 1214 374 / 472 / 762 / 1219
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 316 / 414 / 704 / 1161 344 / 442 / 732 / 1189 349 / 447 / 737 / 1194 354 / 452 / 742 / 1199 359 / 457 / 747 / 1204 364 / 462 / 752 / 1209 369 / 467 / 757 / 1214 374 / 472 / 762 / 1219
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage 517 / 807 / 1264 564 / 854 / 1311 572 / 862 / 1319 580 / 870 / 1327 589 / 879 / 1336 597 / 887 / 1344 606 / 896 / 1353 614 / 904 / 1361
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 517 / 807 / 1264 564 / 854 / 1311 572 / 862 / 1319 580 / 870 / 1327 589 / 879 / 1336 597 / 887 / 1344 606 / 896 / 1353 614 / 904 / 1361
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep 316 / 414 / 704 / 1161 344 / 442 / 732 / 1189 349 / 447 / 737 / 1194 354 / 452 / 742 / 1199 359 / 457 / 747 / 1204 364 / 462 / 752 / 1209 369 / 467 / 757 / 1214 374 / 472 / 762 / 1219
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

Bell Bearing Hunter

Church of Vows

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Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 6,000
Meat Peddler's Bell Bearing
HP 4,050

Elden Ring Bell Bearing Hunter Boss (Church of Vows)

  • This is an optional boss
  • Closest Site of Grace: Church of Vows
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You cannot summon Spirit Ashes for this boss

Bell Bearing Hunter Combat information

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of the given buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs. The values after the "/"s indicate the increased resistances after each successive proc.

  NG NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 4,050 5,989 6,587 6,887 7,186 7,785 8,085 8,384
Defense 110 118 120 123 129 135 141 153
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 6,000 18,000 19,800 20,250 21,600 22,050 22,500 22,950

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison 329 / 427 / 717 / 1174 355 / 453 / 743 / 1200 360 / 458 / 748 / 1205 365 / 463 / 753 / 1210 370 / 468 / 758 / 1215 376 / 474 / 764 / 1221 381 / 479 / 769 / 1226 386 / 484 / 774 / 1231
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 329 / 427 / 717 / 1174 355 / 453 / 743 / 1200 360 / 458 / 748 / 1205 365 / 463 / 753 / 1210 370 / 468 / 758 / 1215 376 / 474 / 764 / 1221 381 / 479 / 769 / 1226 386 / 484 / 774 / 1231
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage 539 / 829 / 1286 582 / 872 / 1329 590 / 880 / 1337 599 / 889 / 1346 608 / 898 / 1355 616 / 906 / 1363 625 / 915 / 1372 634 / 924 / 1381
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 539 / 829 / 1286 582 / 872 / 1329 590 / 880 / 1337 599 / 889 / 1346 608 / 898 / 1355 616 / 906 / 1363 625 / 915 / 1372 634 / 924 / 1381
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep 329 / 427 / 717 / 1174 355 / 453 / 743 / 1200 360 / 458 / 748 / 1205 365 / 463 / 753 / 1210 370 / 468 / 758 / 1215 376 / 474 / 764 / 1221 381 / 479 / 769 / 1226 386 / 484 / 774 / 1231
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

Bell Bearing Hunter

Hermit Merchant's Shack

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Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 20,000
Medicine Peddler's Bell Bearing
HP 6,216

Elden Ring Bell Bearing Hunter Boss (Hermit Merchant's Shack)

  • This is an optional boss
  • Closest Site of Grace: Hermit Merchant's Shack
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You cannot summon Spirit Ashes for this boss

Bell Bearing Hunter Combat information

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of the given buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs. The values after the "/"s indicate the increased resistances after each successive proc.

  NG NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 6,216 7,788 8,566 8,956 9,345 10,124 10,513 10,903
Defense 114 118 121 124 130 136 141 153
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 20,000 60,000 66,000 67,500 72,000 73,500 75,000 76,500

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison 337 / 435 / 725 / 1182 362 / 460 / 750 / 1207 367 / 465 / 755 / 1212 372 / 470 / 760 / 1217 378 / 476 / 766 / 1223 383 / 481 / 771 / 1228 389 / 487 / 777 / 1234 394 / 492 / 782 / 1239
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 337 / 435 / 725 / 1182 362 / 460 / 750 / 1207 367 / 465 / 755 / 1212 372 / 470 / 760 / 1217 378 / 476 / 766 / 1223 383 / 481 / 771 / 1228 389 / 487 / 777 / 1234 394 / 492 / 782 / 1239
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage 552 / 842 / 1299 593 / 883 / 1340 601 / 891 / 1348 610 / 900 / 1357 619 / 909 / 1366 628 / 918 / 1375 637 / 927 / 1384 646 / 936 / 1393
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 552 / 842 / 1299 593 / 883 / 1340 601 / 891 / 1348 610 / 900 / 1357 619 / 909 / 1366 628 / 918 / 1375 637 / 927 / 1384 646 / 936 / 1393
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep 337 / 435 / 725 / 1182 362 / 460 / 750 / 1207 367 / 465 / 755 / 1212 372 / 470 / 760 / 1217 378 / 476 / 766 / 1223 383 / 481 / 771 / 1228 389 / 487 / 777 / 1234 394 / 492 / 782 / 1239
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

Bell Bearing Hunter

Isolated Merchant's Shack (Dragonbarrow)

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Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 50,000
Gravity Stone Peddler's Bell Bearing
HP 10,619

Elden Ring Bell Bearing Hunter Boss (Isolated Merchant's Shack)

  • This is an optional boss
  • Closest Site of Grace: Isolated Merchant's Shack (Dragonbarrow)
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You cannot summon Spirit Ashes for this boss

Bell Bearing Hunter Combat information

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of the given buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs. The values after the "/"s indicate the increased resistances after each successive proc.

  NG NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 10,619 10,629 11,691 12,223 12,754 13,817 14,349 14,880
Defense 121 120 123 126 132 138 144 156
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 50,000 100,000 110,000 112,500 120,000 122,500 125,000 127,500

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison 383 / 481 / 771 / 1228 409 / 507 / 797 / 1254 415 / 513 / 803 / 1260 421 / 519 / 809 / 1266 427 / 525 / 815 / 1272 433 / 531 / 821 / 1278 439 / 537 / 827 / 1284 445 / 543 / 833 / 1290
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 383 / 481 / 771 / 1228 409 / 507 / 797 / 1254 415 / 513 / 803 / 1260 421 / 519 / 809 / 1266 427 / 525 / 815 / 1272 433 / 531 / 821 / 1278 439 / 537 / 827 / 1284 445 / 543 / 833 / 1290
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage 627 / 917 / 1374 670 / 960 / 1417 680 / 970 / 1427 690 / 980 / 1437 700 / 990 / 1447 710 / 1000 / 1457 720 / 1010 / 1467 730 / 1020 / 1477
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 627 / 917 / 1374 670 / 960 / 1417 680 / 970 / 1427 690 / 980 / 1437 700 / 990 / 1447 710 / 1000 / 1457 720 / 1010 / 1467 730 / 1020 / 1477
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep 383 / 481 / 771 / 1228 409 / 507 / 797 / 1254 415 / 513 / 803 / 1260 421 / 519 / 809 / 1266 427 / 525 / 815 / 1272 433 / 531 / 821 / 1278 439 / 537 / 827 / 1284 445 / 543 / 833 / 1290
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

Trivia 

  • If Miriel continues to appear, try the following:
    • Talk to Miriel. Try listening to each of his lore dialogue options and resting again at Site of Grace.
    • Attack Miriel. If Miriel takes any amount of damage, he will hide in his shell and refuse to speak. Perform a light attack on Miriel and rest once more at the Site of Grace, and the boss encounter will trigger. When Miriel reappears, he will not be hostile.
  • Note: Defeating Elemer of the Briar has no impact on encounters with the Bell Bearing Hunter.

Bell Bearing Hunter Image Gallery

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    • Anonymous

      pure nightmare fuel .... even the lesser ones can defeat your triple digit character if you don't respect them

      • Anonymous

        He was the king of Caelid...before he got dethroned and banished by the runebear, anyway. Now he lives in a crumbling shack with dogs and some merchant guy.

        • Anonymous

          Holy **** I hate this guy. Every ****ing time I die, I have to rest at a grace, skip time until night and then REST AT A GRACE AGAIN, BECAUSE FOR SOME ****ING REASON THE MERCHANT WILL STILL BE THERE IF YOU JUST REST UNTIL NIGHT.
          WAS IT SO HARD TO MAKE HIM SPAWN ONCE YOU PASSED TIME UNTIL NIGHT INSTEAD OF MAKING ME WASTE TIME BY SITTING AT THE GRACE AND GETTING UP AGAIN?

          • Anonymous

            After pulling off the Commander Niall cheese on console I told myself I wouldn't cheese any other fights but goddamn. The ****in guy in Dragonbarrow is next to impossible with my current build. I've manage to beat every other bell-bearing hunter including Elemir except for this mf and apparently his rewards aren't even good. I'd be able to parry him better if I wasn't getting two-shot within ten seconds of summoning him.

            Throwing lightning spears from horse-back it is, I guess.

            • Anonymous

              If you wanna fight this guy warrior style make sure you make use of gaurd counters. If you got the stamina and strength you can stun him into criticals with about 4 counters.

              • Anonymous

                Good news. The DLC hunter will allow you to buy starlight shards and golem arrows upon his defeat. The bad news - he's got a rune bear companion.

                • Anonymous

                  I just found out that if you rest at the site of grace, pass time to night, then fast-travel to that same site of grace, it'll trigger his fight as well.

                  • Anonymous

                    I parried this guy like 20 times and did the critical hits only to get stuck on a rock, unable to dodge roll and die. He had like 2% HP left.

                    • Anonymous

                      "In order for the Bell Bearing Hunter to appear, you must have already entered Stormveil Castle at least once" This is inaccurate.

                      • Anonymous

                        Had a hard time fighting him after respeccing to moonveil build.. Apparently I only need to spam night comet while walking backwards lolol

                        • Anonymous

                          Just stay close, like everyone else says. Otherwise my dude here will just ignore the game's rules and attack nigh on nonstop, even animation canceling to adapt to what you're doing. Easier to deal with close-up swings than figuring out which jedi trick he's gonna pull out next with that sword.

                          • Anonymous

                            I think he's pretty fair, but like most Elden Ring bosses I dislike the delayed attacks that look identical to the fast attacks. Also I got him into a near infinite shield slam when circling his right side (sword arm). He didn't do the shield explosion just kept slamming his shield like 20 times.

                            • To people having trouble: the best way to do this is up close (or by completely cheesing the fight by climbing something tall and taking him down from range if you can swing that). Assuming you want to do it legit, and you either don't want to or can't parry him, the way I would recommend doing the fight is grabbing a quick weapon (preferably a fist weapon but daggers work well), staying pressed up against him, rolling into him to avoid attacks, and after every combo do 1-2 normal hits or one charged hit depending on the speed of your attacks. It might take a bit to learn the roll timing, but this can reliably chip him down if you can't stance break him and if you can stance break him it can be a pretty quick fight (and he is one of the easiest bosses to stance break with practice by keeping the pressure up and using charged heavies when possible). Presumably this also works for carian slicer, catch flame, or bestial sling, but I haven't tried. Remember to get in as many charged R2s while he's spawning in as possible to basically get one stance break free.

                              If you are parrying, you can still throw in fist r2's for extra stance breaks, since the first parry gives enough time for a full charged r2 on fists and normal stance breaks don't reset the parry count.

                              • Anonymous

                                I beat this guy with no visible health left. He has ridiculous range and combos. It was terrifying. But a win is a win.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Of course I find out about this guy right after I respec to a non-parry playstyle. You wanna get cheesed, fine, take the cheese into your mouth. Rock sling, lightning spear, and suck it.
                                  This dude has no business being harder than Mohg. Wtf are you smoking, From?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    So "must have entered stormveil castle at least once" is not true. I am on a fresh character that has not been there and I just killed him at the warmaster's shack.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      the one in caelid give me a hard time as a melee magic build and i've tried multiple things just to fail again and again. then i decided to stick to my roots and carrian sliced his ass first try. guess the trick was get close and personal all along

                                      • Anonymous

                                        straightforward cheese:

                                        Heavy Thrusting sword skill x2 + r1 = stagger
                                        Rush him during spawn. Wait slightly while he is getting up but you can damage him during the riposte recovery. Repeat above

                                        Higher HP ones will obviously require more attempts and depending on your upgrade level, you may or may not run out of fp. For melee, staying on his body and dodging towards his blow during his normal swing combo helps. If you can bait the shield slam, especially the red one, it's a good time to use above if you don't manage to stagger him.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          If you're struggling with the hunter in Dragonbarrow and don't want to necessarily cheese your way through the fight, the best way to approach him is to stay as close as possible to him during the entire fight, unless you have to replenish health.

                                          His close range combat is much more predictable, as he has a 2-hit or 3-hit combo, or does a shield bash or ground AOE slam, all of which give you adequate time to move out of the way to avoid damage and even get a hit in afterwards.

                                          It also helps to get 2-3 power shots in as he's spawning. If you get 3 hits in, you stun him and can get a crit hit on him, which is the best start to the fight that you can get.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Why does this guy deal so much damage? I can tank most endgame bosses with the right talismans no problem, but this guy always take 30-40% of my health every hit. It's a bit insane how overtuned he is.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              why the hell do these guys take 2 parries to riposte for piss damage, when the main boss in altus takes 1 parry to riposte and is much easier, from soft has 0 idea wtf they are doing

                                              • Anonymous

                                                This guy is the pvp invader that uses a meta weapon but once you learn a viable counter you can beat him easy every time.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  This enemy and Crucible Knight convinced me that From has lost their way. No more they adhere to their principle of "difficult but fair". Uninterruptible, consecutive, long range, tracking attacks faster than your recovery frames is NOT what you call fair.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Cheese all of them

                                                    War master shack: after he spawns take torrent up to the cliff overlooking the two shacks.
                                                    Jump onto roof them night maiden mist the dude.

                                                    Hermit shack: once he spawns rotten breath once then ride away to safety. Once he is back in shack
                                                    Ride back with one more rotten breath. Rinse and repeat until the dude is dead.

                                                    Dragon barrow: make him spawn then ride away quickly on torrent to safety. Wait for him to go back
                                                    To his resting place. Ride up close enough to ancient rancor him a bit till he agro. Ride away again rinse and repeat till dead. Easy.

                                                    Church of Vows: run into church and make him spawn. Quickly turn around and run up the right hand
                                                    Side of the church and hop up a broken bit of the wall until you reach a platform you can stand nicely
                                                    From here he can’t get to you now you can spam him with a spell or incantation you like. easy.

                                                    Save your sanity trying to fight these guys toe to toe. Not worth the rubbish they drop….

                                                    Hope this helps some out there not wanting to waste their time. cheers.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      hey i got no idea if it applies to other graces but
                                                      to get him to spawn at warmasters shack
                                                      you must rest to set it to night
                                                      then fast travel
                                                      he will not invade if you just rested

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        This guy was giving me a lot of trouble until i found a glitch in the matrix, if you stand right in his face he won't use any of his bullshit flying sword moves and just attack you melee which you can parry. left sweep has little delay so parry when you see his hand reach above his head, right sweep is faster so parry when you see him start the animation and overhead smash is identical to left swing with little delay. with little practice he can't do anything and just dies stuck in perpetual parry loop.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          For anyone having trouble making him spawn: I've never gotten a spawn until I 1. Rest til night. 2. Go in and TALK TO THE NPC (you don't have to buy anything). 3. Rest at grace again. I assume it's a safe-guard to prevent you wanting to buy something from the npc and getting caught in a boss fight instead.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            He takes a long time to start attacking when he first spawns. If you have a heavy weapon you can stance break him and get him down to half health before the fight even starts. Best attack to punish is the corkscrew sword thrust due to the huge recovery time. Never try to punish the ground slam due to the potential AOE.

                                                            Pretty fun boss, although resting at the bonfire twice when you lose is a little annoying.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              "In order for the Bell Bearing Hunter to appear, you must have already entered Stormveil Castle at least once." What? This is completely false. I've killed the one at the Warmasters Shack before I ever fought Margit.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I fail to beat the one at dragonbarrow many time because i 2hand some big slow ass weapons, only when i change to good old bloodhound fang and a shield the fight became easy.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  One of the worst bosses, but not so much difficult as annoying. For one attempt you need:
                                                                  - Sit on the bonefire
                                                                  - Skip time until night
                                                                  - Get up and sit on the bonefire again, then get up and wait for his invasion.

                                                                  This causes fatigue and reluctance to learn.

                                                                  • Stay on torrent as far as possible, cast Night Maiden mist (even prophet can cast it with some talismans and/or glintstone crown) and circle so that he spins in place changing directions in the cloud while menacingly looking at you. Not a single arrow wasted, the whole deal is like 2-3 minutes of intense circling. Gg ez. An absolute cancer to fight fair, tho (the Dragonbarrow one)

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Patience is key with this guy, just stay close to him and focus on dodging, even if it feels like you're barely getting any attacks in.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Finally figured this guy out. Don’t give him any space. If you stay close he won’t do his flying sword techniques which I could just not time for some reason.. You can then just dodge his normal attacks 2-3 times and then heavy hit once. Rinse and repeat.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I frequently cheese this guy with mimic veil and poison mist, I would rather fight fire giant at all his spawn points

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Should have been a remembrance boss. I honestly think the only reason people have trouble with him is psychological, since I've been right there with ya. He's a side boss, and Elden Ring side bosses are push overs.
                                                                            He fits in best alongside mid-late game humanoid bosses and is easily comparable to mandetory bosses in DS2 and DS3.
                                                                            With his long range, he's intimidating and forces you to play aggressively, but his combos are decently easy to dodge through hitless.
                                                                            If you're struggling to beat the caelid version, consider making your survivability as high as possible with defence and healing buffs, and practicing dodging his moves at the warmasters shack

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Kill the dragonbarrow one early, especially if you get the golden scarab early which is very doable by grabbing demi-human ashes and the glovewort to get them to +5. Takes no time, I left a detailed note on the Abandoned Cave page. They'll shred those cleanrot knights with a little help from you. Then you can kill the big dragon with the scarab and the gold foot stacked, then kill the dragonbarrow bell hunter with extra gooey cheese by standing on the smaller of the two buildings here and raining arrows on him. This merchant sells poison arrows so invest in plenty of them and 99 regular arrows, then be patient and poison him first, then use your lock on to hammer regular arrows on him while he fights the tiny house you are standing on. Rinse and repeat and this guy is toast very, very early in the game. Grab another gold foot from patches and use it with the scarab here as well, you'll be rolling in cash and a little bit of shame but the cash will make that go away.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                It's an inside Vs outside fight, when he goes for weapon arts, jump in close and moonveil him, when his sword comes back to him roll out away from him and repeat, just nailed all 3-4 spawns

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Found him after i defeated the game. One tough cookie. Tried everything, all my fancy weapons, even the sacred great sword with the Wave of Gold. Finally had to pull out the +10 Bloodhound fang and weapon arted him to death.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    So probably after 40 deaths, (no I'm not kidding maybe more), I started to try parrying on the Hunter with the really big dog...I mean turtle. Church of Vows. That got me the closest to ever beating the guy. Got him to like 1/4 health. Was using a +8 noble slender sword I think with holy affinity.

                                                                                    Saw someone mention something about a greatsword somewhere so I got that claymore I been hanging onto and never used out. Upgraded it to like +4 or something and just Lion Clawed the bloody thing to death. So after 2 attempts with that greatsword I finally beat this freakin guy.

                                                                                    I'm way over leveled. By like a lot I say. I just suck. And I'm okay with that. But finally learned how to parry also. Oh and I used electrify armaments on the Claymore also. Not sure if it mattered. But out of everything I tried. This was what finally got the guy down for me.

                                                                                    YMMV

                                                                                    P.S. I hated this thing!!! Hahah

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      cheese worthy foe, would be more enjoyable and manageable if he did not spam the damn weapon skill to the point it ends up feeling like it's the only move he knows, especially the one in both capital outskirts and dragonbarrow, better off cheese these two instances by poison mist and wait it does its job, rinse and repeat

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Imagine how progressively pissed Elemer must get when every time he invades a merchant he instead finds us again

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          A trick to spawn bell hunters that i discovered is this: pass time until night at the closest site of grace, then immediately rest at the same site again, then exit and the bell hunter will appear. If im the first to discover this and you're feeling generous give credit to CPB lol

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            This boss is set to spawn a little later after midnight and not exactly at 12 o clock so if you are struggling making him spawn fast forward to midnight and wait a couple minutes then rest again at the bonfire, fast traveling to his closest sit of grace helps too, this will force the NPC to dissapear if Bernal is still there and will allow the boss to spawn.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Found this guy after beating elden beast just befor ng+. The bigest challenge so far. Unstoppable mother****er with infinite poise. Tried everything on him, In the end had to hide behind the shield and slowly chip away his hp.

                                                                                              • ok i tried lightning, died, i tried blashphemous blade, died
                                                                                                i tried cold spiked spear with ice spear ash. quite effective.. good shield and just poked him when he got close. he only used the sword ash on my no other majic. it was very close but i finally got him first time with the ice spear on the cold spike spear.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  There are two bosses that I struggle with in Caelid, Ezykies (the rot dragon) and this guy. Radahn ain't **** compared to this ****er, he two-shots me and I had no trouble with health until now, since I prioritize endurance(for armor) and vigor extremely. Completely unbalanced and unfair for a normal field boss in caelid, his difficulty is more tuned with Farum Azula or Mountaintops.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    The easiest way to beat him is to stagger him with 3 charged heavy attacks from the grafted dragon fist weapon with the spiked cracked crystal tear while he's spawning in. Then after you repost you hit him with another charged r2, dodge one string of attacks and give him another charged r2 or two until he staggers again.

                                                                                                    The grafted dragon head is kinda op with how fast it's charged r2s come out

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      I'm playing on NG+ (reached Leyndell already) and just met this guy for the first time when I visited the Church of Vows, I was caught by surprise and he killed me. 300 hours playing Elden Ring and this game still surprises me.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        If you're like me and couldn't figure out why the hell he won't spawn at the shack with Bernahl despite resting again, not exhausting his dialogue is what preventing the boss from spawning.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          i absolutely love how you can't stagger these mother****ers even with a jump attack of 2 powerstanced greatswords

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            If you kill him with a riposte, his corpse will remain on the ground instead of disappearing, very useful for teabagging him.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              If you rotate to the left of his attack he will just spam shield bash attack after which you can do uncharged heavy and repeat.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                I hate dodging into one of his attacks and getting pinned in the shifty little cabin he spawns in off the start and CANT ESCAPE

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  I read the comments and i thought im the only one who hates him at Dragonbarrow. Little piece of shat tested my patience at gaming and took me like 45 attempts before giving up

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    I want to love this guy, but his Dragonbarrow version makes so mad every time i want to kill him. Just shows that certain kits should not be scaled above certain levels. Same with Runebears, the ones in Liurnia and Limgrave are fine, but those in Consacrated are pure bullshit, having more HP than 90% of the bosses.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      Pulley crossbow grab recipe for rot and poison bolts, teleport to mohgs dynasty and buy burred bolts from the merchant there for bleed. Torrent and be patient.

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        the one in dragonbarrow on ng+7 is hell. worst boss in any video game. i love getting two shot with morgott's great rune, dragoncrest greatshield talisman, and 80 vigor. fun game.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          new to the game.
                                                                                                                          gave up on closing the distance and just i) hookclawed him at spawn for 1/2 of its HP, then ii) rode torrent and poked at him with a katana when running in. a bit cheesy but worked pretty easily

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            Just stay close to him and learn to dodge precisely instead of panic rolling and when he tries to grab you try to stay behind him.

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